Indiana McCaslins

William Elbert (Elbert William) McCaslinAge: 90 years18711961

Name
William Elbert (Elbert William) McCaslin
Birth January 16, 1871 37 26
Death of a maternal grandmotherBarbara Canary (Cannary)
October 13, 1873 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Barbara is not on the 1880 census where her husband, James, is living with their daughter, Mary Jane
Burial of a maternal grandmotherBarbara Canary (Cannary)
after October 13, 1873 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 39217512)
Death of a motherLutisha Vandivier
1874 (Age 2 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherLutisha Vandivier
1874 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 21 Stone 11.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames R McCaslin
January 26, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJames R McCaslin
after January 26, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 7 Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526367)
Census 1880 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Vandivier
January 2, 1886 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Vandivier
after January 2, 1886 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 39217279)
Census 1920 (Age 48 years)
Census 1930 (Age 58 years)
Emigration November 9, 1934 (Age 63 years)
Note: Ship California
Immigration November 17, 1934 (Age 63 years)
Death of a wifeEdythe M Talman
January 5, 1939 (Age 67 years)
Census 1940 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterViola Naoma (Naomi Viola) McCaslin
October 4, 1945 (Age 74 years)
Source: S3863
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a sisterViola Naoma (Naomi Viola) McCaslin
October 6, 1945 (Age 74 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3863
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: First Mount Pleasant Cemetery Section F Row 14 Stone 6 (Find A Grave Memorial# 136686191)
Occupation
1920 Wholesale vegetable shipper

Death January 18, 1961 (Age 90 years)
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Marriage: December 10, 1863, Johnson, Indiana
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Emigration

Ship California

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In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 9-year-old William E McCaslin is living with his Kentucky-born farmer uncle 54-year-old Richard McDaniel, his Kentucky born aunt 47-year-old Susan E Vandivier McDaniel and cousins, 17-year-old Richard W and 13-year-old Lillie S. How do I know Susan's maiden name? I found it in the Indiana State Marriages before 1850. If you look at Susan's siblings, you will discover that the only one to marry a McCaslin (James W) was Lutitia. Both James and Lutitia have died (James in 1870 and Lutisha in 1874), and their two known children, Viola Naoma and Anna E (identified from the 1870 US Federal Census), are both living with Vandivier aunts in 1880. Ergo, this is their younger brother.

Franklin Daily Herald, October 8, 1885 Guardian's Sale OF TOWN PROPERTY. By order of the Johnson Circuit Court the undersigned will sell, for CASH, at PRIVATE SALE, for not less than the appraisement, on or after the 21st Day of this Month, the undivided two-thirds of Lot No 6, in Hicks & Tilton's addition. No. 8, to the town of Franklin. The property is commonly known as the "McCaslin heirs' property," and is at the intersection of Adams and Yandes streets. For further particulars, inquire of the undersigned, or of WOOLLEN & BANTA. PETER P VANDIVER, Oct. 7, 1885-3d Guardian. The McCaslin heirs mentioned are the children of Peter's sister, Lutisha Vandivier and James W McCaslin, Viola Naoma, Anna E and William Elbert McCaslin.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 31, 1894, Volume XXXV, Number 8, page 4, column 2&3 FROM OVER THE COUNTY. SAMARIA. W. E. McCaslin started to Chicago Thursday the 16th inst, on his bicycle He made, that day 117 miles against a strong wind and some rough roads, in 11 hours, stopping in the time one and a half hour. Friday he landed in the city at about 4 o'clock P. M. On his trip he had 15 miles to travel on Railroad track. His bicycle, pneumatic safety, 30 inch wheel, geer 60 inches. Also on the journey he had 18 miles of sandy district to go over from Moment to Chicago. On his homeward trip, from Oxford to Franklin is 117 miles. He left Oxford Wednesday August 22nd, at 5,20 A. M. arriving at Franklin 7,45 P. M. a distance of about 120 miles. stop- ping several times on the way. He made the whole trip back from Chica- go to Franklin from 1 o'clock P. M. Tuesday arriving at Franklin 7,45 P. M. Wednesday. Whole distance about 243 miles.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, December 3, 1897, Volume XXXVIII Number 21, page 6 column 4 FROM OVER THE COUNTY. UNION. Elbie McCaslin and Geo. Dol- lins, of Mt. Pleasant, attended services here Sunday evening.

"The Franklin Democrat", Friday, November 11 1898, page 6 column 4 FROM OVER THE COUNTY. SAMARIA. W E McCaslin, a former resi- dent of Johnson county, who has been studying under Prof Kron- berg, the famous baritone, has been appointed manager of the Standard Concert Co of Boston, and will make a tour of New England and Eastern Canada.

"The Franklin Democrat", Friday, January 26, 1900, Volume XL Number 30, page 1b column W. E. McCaslin, of Boston, is visit- ing Rev. C. L. Merriman and wife in this city. Mr. McCaslin is a brother of Mrs. Merriman. [Anna Elizabeth McCaslin Merriman]

"The Franklin Democrat", Friday, February 2, 1900, Volume XL Number 31, page 1 column 4 Local and Personal. W. E. McCaslin and W. B. Russey of Boston, who visited relatives in Johnson County the past week, left Monday morning for Kansas City, where they will remain until March and then proceed to Rifle, Colorado, to engage in business.

The Evening Star, Tuesday, August 29, 1916 page 3 column 6 HOPEWELL. The descendants of George and Elizabeth Alexander, held a reunuion Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A McCaslin. About forty were present. Because of the rain, a big table was spread in a wagon shed, where a delightful pic- nic dinner was served. Those pres- ent were: Mr. and Mrs. George Mc- Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. John Z Hol- comb and daughter, Beaulah, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendricks, Thomas Alexander and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCaslin and daughter, Clara belle, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and son Lawrence Hugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son Max, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander and son, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCaslin and daughter Elizabeth Louise, and Miss Belle McCaslin. Special guests were T. C. List and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandlier and son Gordon.

The 1913, 1914 and 1915 Los Angeles City Directory record Wm E. McCaslin as living at 163 W 55th and running a wholesale produce business, W. E. McCaslin Co at 1226 Produce.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Los Angeles Assembly District 72, Los Angeles, California, 48-year-old Indiana-born wholesale vegetable shipper William McCaslin and his 40-year-old Missouri-born wife Edythe M [Talman] are living in a house they own free of mortage at 2234 Adams.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 59-year-old Indiana-born oil well operator William McCaslin [transcribed as McCoslin] and his 50-year-old Missouri-born wife Edith M [Edythe M Talman] married for the first time when he was 32 and she was 26-years old. This would seem to indicate that at least one of them had been married previously as 32-26 does not equal 9, which is the difference in their ages, and William married for the first time in 1903 but Edythe married for the first time in 1906. William and Edythe have in their household their 7-year-old California-born schoolgirl daughter, Marilyn. The family is living in a home they own at 5117 Angles Mesa, worth $32,000. They do not have a radio. Both of Williams parents are listed as having been born in Kentucky [This is incorrect, they were both born in Indiana]. Edythes father was born in Kentucky and her mother in New Jersey.

The California Passenger and Crew lists show that William sailed from the Canal Zone, arriving in Los Angeles on 17 Nov 1934, His birth date is given as 16 Jan 1871 and his place of birth Franklin, Indiana. He is living at 5117 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, California.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 69-year-old, Indiana-born widower William E McCaslin has in his household his 17-year-old, California-born daughter, Marylyn [sic] E McCaslin. They are living at 5117 Crenshaw, a house that William owns, worth $18,000. They were living in the same house in 1935. William has completed two years of college. Marlyn is a student and has completed four years of high school. William is self-employed as an "oil producer in the oil business". He does not earn a wage or salary, but does have an outside source of income from his business.